Harmonic balance Navier-Stokes analysis of tidal stream turbine wave loads

TitleHarmonic balance Navier-Stokes analysis of tidal stream turbine wave loads
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsCavazzini A, Campobasso MS, Marconcini M, Pacciani R, Arnone A
Book TitleRecent Advances in CFD for Wind and​ Tidal Offshore Turbines
Paginationpp 37-49
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISBN Number978-3-030-11887-7
Other NumbersScopus 2-s2.0-85062506721
Keywordsartificial compressibility, Harmonic Balance, Navier–Stokes, tidal stream turbine, wave loads

ARCTIC, a novel incompressible Reynolds–averaged Navier–Stokes finite volume code for the hydrodynamic analysis of open rotor unsteady loads is presented.
One of its unique features is a harmonic balance solver enabling high–fidelity analyses of turbine periodic hydrodynamic loads with runtimes reduced by more than one order of magnitude over conventional time–domain CFD, and with negligible accuracy penalty. The strength of the new technology is demonstrated by analyzing with both the harmonic balance and the time–domain solvers the load fluctuations of a realistic tidal stream turbine due to a harmonic perturbation of the freestream velocity similar to that due to surface gravity waves.

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